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American artist Vija Celmins was born in 1938 in Riga (Latvia), and lives and works in New York. This will be her first-ever drawing retrospective. It will feature about 60 drawings spanning the period from 1968 to 2006, many of which have never been on view in Europe before. Celmins invariably draws from photographs. If WWII-related themes were central to her early works, the late 1960s saw her focus shift to nature. The sea, the desert, night skies and – more recently – spider webs have permeated her work since. After showing in Paris, this exhibition will move on to the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, where Celmins lived from 1962 to 1981.
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Kurator: Jonas Storsve
25.10.06 - 12.02.07 Centre Pompidou, Paris
28.01.07 - 22.04.07 UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles